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SylvieBarak
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My favorite data point....
SylvieBarak   10/11/2013 6:52:13 PM
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Is actually the one about the drones. I was shocked that there were over two times the number of amateur, civilian drones flying around than military ones. I will never hack at my neighbor's overgrowing trees again... :)

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David Ashton   10/11/2013 7:50:50 PM
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EET's loss was Atmel's gain Sylvie, always good to see you back here.

Ref pesky drones - shotguns are very effective, but I think there would be a good market for a reliable anti-drone weapon that's more.... shall we say..."Bird-friendly"?

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Crusty1   10/12/2013 12:32:59 PM
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@David: Ref pesky drones - shotguns are very effective, but I think there would be a good market for a reliable anti-drone weapon that's more.... shall we say..."Bird-friendly"?

Surely there must be an AVR project that could track the drones and give them a pin pointed EMP spike?

 

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David Ashton   10/12/2013 6:19:55 PM
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@Crusty1.... I think most of these hobby drones use wifi to communicate?  So a wifi jammer might be the way to go?    

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Crusty1   10/13/2013 3:39:59 AM
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@David: Downing the blighters could well serve a noble end, by providing Max with a large source of parts for his robots?

I just wonder, if there are that many drones flying without anti collidance technology when the first mid air crash will happen? Drone to drone or drone to manned air craft?

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David Ashton   10/13/2013 3:51:37 AM
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@Crusty1  There's an idea.  Build a big powerful drone with hooks underneath and go drone-fishing......

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Caleb Kraft   10/14/2013 11:39:03 AM
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I'm willing to bet that most of the drones that are counted are tiny hobby aircraft (multirotors as well as fixed wing). Most that I've seen bear little to no risk of injury should a crash happen due to light weight and small props.

Compare that to military drones that are relatively huge, made of metal, and sometimes well armed. There is a huge difference.

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David Ashton   10/14/2013 3:26:31 PM
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@Caleb, point taken, but tell that to a woman who finds a said small hobby multirotor hovering outside her window.  I've heard of two instances of that....

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Caleb Kraft   10/14/2013 3:29:53 PM
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I'd ask if that lady had ever heard of binoculars or telescopes. At least she can hear a drone and possibly even knock it down! 

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David Ashton   10/14/2013 3:53:10 PM
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@Caleb... "At least she can hear a drone and possibly even knock it down! "  Exactly!  And our job here is to help her do just that!

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SylvieBarak   10/14/2013 2:43:57 PM
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Miss you guys LOADS, David :)

It's awesome that Max gives me a bit of a platform here so I still get to "see" you all, and provide a bit of (hopefully interesting) content!!

I reckon a sturdy slingshot and decent aim could take care of most amateur drones these days... but still.... sheesh!

 

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David Ashton   10/14/2013 3:28:33 PM
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@Sylvie, will you be manning the Atmel stand at DW14?  Max is doing his damndest to try and get me to come.....we might get to really "see" each other....

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Max The Magnificent   10/14/2013 4:26:45 PM
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@David: Max is doing his damndest to try and get me to come.....

It sounds like you might be weakening ... if you do make it out, the beers are on Adam Taylor LOL

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Max The Magnificent   10/14/2013 4:25:48 PM
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@Sylvie: I reckon a sturdy slingshot and decent aim could take care of most amateur drones these days... but still.... sheesh!

I'm waiting for my little drone hexacopter to come from the Kickstarter project I sponsored ... it would make me sad if anyone used a slingshot on it (sad face)

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rhusain0   10/17/2013 8:18:26 PM
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Max I am fpga design engineer so had little work with arduino. Then I went to help my sons project and we ordered an arduino and h bridge. In 3 days we had the motor dancing. All thanx to arduino environment. That is why intel n co are all over the arduino environment. Its like the coming of the ibm pc over again. Or the smart phone..

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Max The Magnificent   10/18/2013 1:09:41 PM
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@rhusain0: Max I am fpga design engineer so had little work with arduino. Then I went to help my sons project and we ordered an arduino and h bridge. In 3 days we had the motor dancing. All thanx to arduino environment.

Thanks for sharing -- I hope you and your sons are having as much fun as am I. Did you see my other Arduino-related blogs:

It's Crunch Time for Me to Learn the Arduino

Wrapping One's Brain Around the Arduino, Part 1

Wrapping One's Brain Around the Arduino, Part 2

What's the Best Robot Base for My Arduino?

Do Arduinos Dream of Electric Sheep?

 

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alex_m1   10/13/2013 11:12:34 AM
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Sylvie you mentioned that " 56% of develop prefer to use open source hardware like the arduino".

Is it just for prototyping or for final manufacturing ? And what percentage of that, specifically in final manufacturing comes from arduino vs mbed ?

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SylvieBarak   10/14/2013 2:41:25 PM
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Alex, the statistic isn't exactly clear on that point, but I'd say with near certainty it's used mainly for prototyping. The actual data point from the element14 survey said:

"More than half (56%) of professional engineers are more likely to use open source hardware such as Arduino and BeagleBone in 2013. Among hobbyists, that figure jumps to 82%."


The high numbers seem to stem from the fact that engineers like to have access to as many resources as possible, and the open source community provides that. Strong user communities help with ease of access and use.

Hope that helps!

 

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Pho99   10/13/2013 5:37:55 AM
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avr processors do not do well in high electrcal noise environments  this is due to the issues with the risc technique of one clock per instruction and the faster atmel process for making the avr

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